Brown: Hero or Terrorist?> John
Brown and the Secret Six>Thomas Higginson to N. Hawkins
Wentworth Higginson to N. Hawkins (Brown), February 8,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson Papers in the Boston Public Library,
I am always ready to invest money in treason, but at present have
none to invest. As for my friends, those who are able are not
quite willing, and those who are willing are at present bankrupt.
Beside this, I have most of our fugitives to look after, &
have just undertaken to raise something for the Underground Railroad
in Kansas, which is in full operation just now. But I'll raise
something, if only $5 &, send it on. I may be able to persuade
our Committee who have a trifling balance left.